• THE SILVER STARLETS (included w/admission) THE SILVER STARLETS (included w/admission)

    NEW IN 2024

    The glam, glitz and glitter of a duo female show!

    The Silver Starlets is an all-female
    aerial acrobatic show.
    Full of glam, glitz and glitter,
    the Starlets use a 20 foot high
    free-standing trapeze rig as
    their stage. They twist, tumble,
    bend, climb and fall, getting the
    audience cheering, laughing
    and sometimes even
    dancing right along with them.
    But don’t let their tutus fool you.
    The Silver Starlets captivate their
    audience with family-friendly charm,
    beautiful grace, and amazing strength.

    “They call themselves The Silver Starlets but
    you can expect a gold-medal performance that
    sparkles like a diamond.”
    - The Vancouver Sun

    Show Details
    • 30 - 45 minute comedy acrobatic show
    • Meet the Starlets after each show
    • Ask us about our free souvenirs for everyone
    • Adaptable - great for indoor and outdoor setting
    • Highly visible act performed on a 20ft high free
    standing portable aerial rig

    The Silver Starlets show is a celebration of the spectacle
    of circus. Full of sparkles, elegant tricks and amazing
    strength, this show is a fantastic addition to any event.

    The Silver Starlets are world class entertainers, with
    past performances in Ireland, New Zealand, Dubai,
    Canada a
    nd the USA. This delightful duo performs
    at fairs, festivals, and live events around the globe.


    August 30, 3:15PM, 4:45PM, 6:30PM (approx. 30-45 minute performance)

    August 31, 8:00AM (approx. 30-45 minute performance)

    August 31, 3:15PM, 4:45PM, 6:30PM (approx. 30-45 minute performance)

    September 1, 8:00AM (approx. 30-45 minute performance)

    September1, 3:15PM, 4:45PM, 6:30PM (approx. 30-45 minute performance)

    (Schedule subject to change)

  • DRONE ZONE OBSTACLE COURSE (included w/admission) DRONE ZONE OBSTACLE COURSE (included w/admission)

    NEW IN 2024

    Calling all young drone enthusiasts! Join us at the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival for an exhilarating adventure in our Kids Drone Zone obstacle course. Let your imagination take flight as you navigate through thrilling challenges, swooping and soaring through the sky with our safe, supervised and contained drones. Best of all, it's all free with admission to the festival! Don't miss this opportunity to experience the joy of flight and ignite your passion for technology and innovation. See you at the festival for a day filled with high-flying fun!

  • FREE SUNRISE YOGA WITH THE BALLOONS (included w/admission) FREE SUNRISE YOGA WITH THE BALLOONS (included w/admission)


    On the mornings of August 31 & September 1 at 6:30AM, join Pellegrino Healing Center at the festival to practice yoga while watching the sunrise and hot-air balloons take flight!

    All levels are welcome.
    Yoga is FREE with admission to the festival and is compliments of Pellegrino Healing Center of Hyde Park.  

    You must purchase a ticket to the event AND register for the yoga class in advance. 

    Bring a yoga mat, a towel, and water.
    Space is limited to a first-come-first-served

    Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class to sign in and set up.

    To attend morning yoga you must purchase a festival ticket and register for yoga separately, see below:

    1) Purchase a festival ticket HERE:

     To register for FREE SATURDAY morning yoga CLlCK HERE

    To register for FREE SUNDAY morning yoga CLlCK HERE 

    If you have not purchased a festival admission ticket, then you will not be admitted to the morning yoga. 

    Location of Yoga: Along Duncan Road on a hill overlooking the Hot-Air Balloon Launch Site

    IMPORTANT: You will also need to purchase an admission ticket to the Balloon Festival.

  • ADDITIONAL ACTIVITES (non-inclusive w/admission): ADDITIONAL ACTIVITES (non-inclusive w/admission):

    Craft Beer And Wine Tent

    (Must be at least 21 years old, with ID)


    Balloon Walk

    A Balloon Walk consists of a hot-air balloon that is anchored at the top end, and at the bottom end, and then inflated with cold air by use of an inflation fan. Rather than standing the balloon with air that is heated by the burner, the balloon is kept inflated with just the cold air. A large, heavy mat is placed over the 'skirt' at the bottom end of the balloon, making it easily accessible for children of all ages, including those in wheelchairs.

    The public can then enter and view the balloon from the inside (without shoes). To make the experience even more fun for children, we typically introduce large inflatable balls for them to play with while they are in the balloon. *This activity is wind and weather dependent and will happen at select times.

    (cash only)

    Food Trucks and Vendors


    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if we’ve already answered your question!  You may also call the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Balloon Festival Hotline at (845) 454-1701.

    ¿Preguntas en español? El correo electrónico está en info@dcrcoc.org.

  • Hot-Air Balloons Launches & Rides Scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Hot-Air Balloons Launches & Rides Scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday!


    Full Hot-Air Balloon Flight Rides OR Tethered Rides up to 45 minutes 

    $350 Per Person Full Flights

    $30 Per Person Tethered Ride, Cash Only and Sold Only Onsite.

    Click here for more information 

    Tethered Hot-Air Balloon rides begin when wind and weather permits.


    (included with admission)


    North County Band

    3-8 PM


    50 Amp Fuse

    3-8 PM


    Lucky House

    3-8 PM

  • CHILDREN'S ZONE & FAMILY ACTIVITIES (included w/admission): CHILDREN'S ZONE & FAMILY ACTIVITIES (included w/admission):


    Barrel Pong

    Corn Hole

    Giant Jenga

    Can Jam

    GO GO Pony Ride

    Ladder Ball

    Giant Chess

    Washer Toss

    Table Tennis

    Giant Connect 4

    Yard Dice

    Bubble Zone

    Balloon Bull Roping Pen

    Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow each evening*

    Fireworks Show each evening*

    *Wind and weather permitting. For safety, some age, height and weight restrictions apply.


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  • Questions? Call the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival Hot-Line

    (845) 454-1701

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    ¿Preguntas en español? El correo electrónico está en office@dcrcoc.org